The biennial GMC Faculty Art Exhibition is on display at the Feick Art Center through October 28. The exhibition features work by Jennifer Baker, Kevin Bubriski, Valerie Carrigan and Karen Swyler, all faculty members in the GMC art department. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.
This interactive workshop will provide invaluable tips, step-by-step instructions and individual guidance on how to write a compelling résumé and a persuasive cover letter. Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 1-2 p.m. in the Booth Lounge, Withey.
As a Green Mountain College student you have the opportunity to study abroad through several international programs. Nagoya University, considered one of the Japanese “Ivies,” is a great option for students interested in law and policy. Classes are in English and knowledge of Japanese is not required, though students are expected to take Japanese for a grade (five credits) or as a course audit. GMC is offering this opportunity for the spring semester of 2017. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Oct. 17 in Deb Mackey’s office (Dunton 115). Download the application here, and meet with Sam Edwards (Ames 108, email@example.com) for assistance. You can learn more about the program at http://nupace.ecis.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/.
The Wellness Center is offering a yoga class that will meet each week on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Stone Valley Arts (Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street in Poultney). Any student, faculty or staff can attend for free if you show your GMC ID.
Do you have plans for Fall Break? Choose an alternative to long car rides and Netflix binges. Stay in Poultney! An alternative break is a service-learning opportunity for students to explore social issues through meaningful service, education, and reflection during their academic break. This fall, October 7-11, we are creating a community service coalition for Poultney to strengthen partnerships within our community in order to build a society of active citizens. Students may sign up for the entire break, or you may choose to join for individual service trips, including:
• Put the Poultney community garden to bed for the season with Claire Londagin.
• Gallery sit for Vermont Open Studio Weekend at Stone Valley Arts.
• Peruse the Town Wide Yard Sale for trinkets as you help vendors set up and clean up.
• Facilitate a Poultney Village version of GMC’s Common Unity Project in Slate Quarry Park.
• Glean with Farm Manager Simon and RAFFL Mary at Dutchess Farm in Castleton.
• Learn how to cook community meals together with local ingredients.
• Discuss social justice issues with peers and community members, forming solid friendships.
• Camp the night on the most beautiful mountain road in Vermont – Smokey House Center. Prep the field for winter, plant seed garlic, finish curing onions, shuffle food for late season farm shares, hike in the woods, post trail signs in advance of hunting season, and more.
Visit with Bianca outside the dining hall on Wednesday, 9/28, during lunch, and have all your questions answered. Sign up then, or email Bianca Zanella, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. James Cassarino (music) conducted a choral festival sponsored by the Minnesota State Welsh Association in Mankato over the weekend of September 24-25. Nearly 200 singers from Minnesota and Wisconsin sang under his direction during the event. Jim also taught the singers how to sing in Welsh and provided commentary on Welsh-American culture.
On September 24th prof. Sam Edwards (environmental studies and animal conservation and care) presented a paper, Labeling for Good: Legal, Policy, and Market Dimensions of Sustainable Food & Agricultural Certification and Standards at the Seventh Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship at Vermont Law School. This research is a joint project with prof. Jacob Park (sustainable business). Professors Park and Edwards will present this research at a faculty colloquium November 9th.
Are you finding it hard to meet the demands of social activities and school? Find out some effective ways to balance the most important “jobs” you have in this workshop Wednesday, Oct. 5. In this workshop students will explore the struggles of keeping up with classes and friends and the importance of learning to prioritize the two. We will discover he struggles of keeping up with classes and friends, and the importance of learning to prioritize the two. We will discover tools to support overall wellness on campus. 11 a.m.-noon in the Booth Lounge in Withey.
Thanks and Giving Day is a student-led initiative providing an opportunity for the campus community to thank the town of Poultney through a series of community service events and other activities, including three community meals on the day. The 4th Annual Thanks & Giving Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, and we encourage whole classes and individuals to participate. We’re meeting at 6:30 in Terrace 122 on Wednesday, Oct. 5 to plan. If you are interested in preparing food, hosting workshops, playing music, meeting your neighbors, or planning social events, rally with this crew! Contact Carl Diethelm for more information on how you can get involved, even if you can’t make the meeting: email@example.com.